Delphina

 

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Ear Trumpet Labs’ distinctive microphones have become the new gold standard among Americana and bluegrass guitarists.
— Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Our most popular special order, released as its own model! Sounds just like Myrtle, looks like Edwina, with a snappy brass bracket to set it apart. For a number of years people have requested a lower-profile ensemble mic. They wanted the sonic characteristics of our most popular ensemble mic, Myrtle (full low-end response, flexibility for multiple players), with the portability and sleekness of our signature Edwina. We have been building this hybrid model as a custom special order for a number of years and have decided to introduce it to our standard line of microphones. A large-diaphragm condenser microphone with distinctive but not domineering looks. Delphina takes the warm, detailed sound and astonishing feedback rejection of our standard Edwina, and adds a low-end tuned for accurately capturing acoustic instruments from any distance, just like our popular Myrtle.

This model has been a favorite of Del McCoury’s for the last two years, and we wanted to honor the silver-haired king of bluegrass in the product name… introducing Delphina!

For a crisper tone with a bit more presence for the same applications, consider Louise/Josephine. For the same tone in a spring-suspended design, consider Myrtle. For a similar tone in a design tailored for closer micing, consider Edwina.

$599

FEATURES

  • Hand-made microphone with unique appearance

  • Side or end address, using pivoting brass bracket

  • Capsule and electronics tuned for close to medium distance use on the most difficult stages with excellent feedback rejection

  • Internal shock dampers for minimal handling noise

  • Integral silk and mesh pop filter, for effective control of plosives without loss of clarity

  • Transformerless FET fully balanced electronics

  • Highest quality hand-wired electronic components - film caps, precision resistors, hand tested and matched transistors, with component values tuned for the individual circuit.

SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS

Ideal for single-miking soloists or small acoustic ensembles, including acoustic instruments and multiple vocalists, on stage or in studio.

Notable Users

Del McCoury, Mandolin Orange

TECHNICAL SPECS:

  • TRANSDUCER TYPE: condenser, large (26 mm) diaphragm

  • POLAR PATTERN: cardioid

  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 - 15K hz (-3dB)

  • SENSITIVITY: -38.9dB (11 mV/Pa)

  • OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <50 Ohm

  • NOISE LEVEL (A-weighted): <14 dBA

  • POWER REQUIREMENT: +48V phantom power

  • WEIGHT: 1 lb (4 lbs cased)

  • DIMENSIONS: 8 3/4” x 4” x 1 3/4”; head is 3” in diameter

  • SKU: ETL-DELPHINA

  • View product info with polar pattern & frequency plot

ACCESSORIES:

INCLUDED

  • Metal tool case with foam padding, 11” x 6” x 3"

  • Mic clip

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